President Uhuru Kenyatta on Wednesday ordered contractors working on roads leading to the Lapsset site to complete them fast.
He gave the directive during an impromptu visit to Lamu County to inspect national government projects. The president said there is no way the region can have a poor road infrastructure yet it is the home to the mega Lamu port project. “You can’t have a project of that magnitude like the Lapsset and you don’t have good roads to access it.”
“We need these roads to be constructed fast for easy access to the port,” the president said. He was accompanied by Transport CS James Macharia, Chief of Defence Forces Samson Mwathethe, and other top government officials. Uhuru also inspected the 135-kilometre Lamu-Garsen road which is being constructed by the H-Young company. The president said he wants the projects completed before the end of August to pave way for new ones to be initiated.
Recently, the head of state put a caveat on all new projects until the old ones are complete. The president toured the Lappset site at Kililana and also inspected works on the Sh1.2 billion 15-kilometre Mokowe urban roads.